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The Barrage® is the first to feature the AXIS® Assist. They offer quick, one-handed opening and can be operated equally with either hand.

Designer: Osborne
Mechanism: AXIS-Assist
Action: Assisted-opening
Blade Steel: 154CM (58-61 HRC)
Blade Length: 2.91" (7.39cm)
Blade Thickness: 0.100" (2.54mm)
Open Length: 6.91" (17.55cm)
Closed Length: 4.00" (10.16cm)
Handle Thickness: 0.57" (14.48mm)

Valox Handle
Weight: 3.40oz. (96.39g)

G10/Aluminum Handle
Weight: 3.87oz. (109.71g)

Drop-point Blade Style with G10
Weight: 3.76oz. (106.59g)

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A review from: Russell
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I've wanted a Benchmade for a long time. For years I have been settling for something more in my price range and liking (but not loving) it because of the blade quality, weight, or overall feel. Within a short time I would find myself on the hunt for a new knife.

Then about 4-5 months ago I purchased the Mini Barrage (satin plain edge blade) with Valox handle as a present to myself.

Hands down this has been my BEST knife purchase and the first time I have not started looking for my next knife.

If you are looking for an EDC knife versatile enough that you can carry whether in the office or elsewhere...then you need to give this knife serious consideration.

Pros:
* The weight and balance is great for an assisted opener. It seems like the assisted openers run a little heavier. I've become spoiled with assisted openers over the last several years so that functionality was a must.
* Assisted opener - Benchmade makes the best that I have tried to date. It opens with a positive feel.
* Construction - There is no wiggle.
* Size - Perfect for an EDC. It's slightly shorter than my last knife, but I have not missed the length.
* Blade - I've never had a knife so sharp out of the box and it has done great retaining the edge. No spotting or rusting on the blade.
* Valox handle - I was not familiar with this material, but it has a good feel and looks much better than the G10 in this model in my opinion.
A review from: Jake
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Love this thing, I carry it everyday and use it all the time. It springs open every time and feels solid no matter what I'm cutting. The blade quality is great for the price. Awesome gift right here for anyone getting into knives.
A review from: Austin
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I’m in the navy and there’s always a use for a knife whether it be to clean out dirt from under your nails during a brief to using it to protect yourself I love my mini barrage this is actually my second one I hope to visit the benchmade factory in the next week or so and hopefully pick up a infidel
A review from: LD
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My first folding benchmade, custom with s30v and nylon handle. Came out of the box very sharp. Carried in my pocket for a couple months, but waited till hunting season to leave a review. Just for fun... field dressed, skinned, quartered and boned my first deer of the season with this little pocket knife. Still had a decent edge and NO wiggle when I was done. Couple strokes on the DMT whetstone and it was hair poppin sharp again. Won't use it for this again (benchmade bushcrafter handles most of my hunting chores) but nice to know it's up to the task. It will stay in my pocket till I misplace it. Highly recommend.
A review from: Securis
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Lovely little blade to carry around the pocket. The assist just feels great when it smacks open. The steel comes with a pretty good heat treat. Holds an edge well, and picks up an aggressive edge easy. Doesn't rust easy, then again, i've never brought it near salt water. edge profile slices well.
A review from: Garner
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I bought the Mini-Barrage with S30V plain satin blade and the G10 handle as my gift to my son on his 18th birthday. I wanted something nice but something he could use everyday that would last as long as the memory. He was really happy with the gift and I feel confident it was a great entry point for him into adulthood and understanding the value of having a very well made and dependable blade. Thanks Benchmark for a quality USA made product.
A review from: Jordan
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I ordered a Mini-Barrage serrated blade,G-10 horizontal texture, CPM-20CV blade. This knife is a stunner, absolutely exceeded my expectations, the assisted Axis Lock takes a bit of getting used to. Once you do get used to it, wow it is fast as lightening. The balance between size and heft is perfect. I work in an office, where I would be concerned that an assisted knife with a larger blade might cause a problem..not with this. There is enough blade for an EDC while it feels like a Benchmade....very well done.
A review from: David
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I just purchased another mini-barrage with the black coated blade for a buddy who is retiring. I love this knife and feel it's just the perfect size for a pocket knife. Great quality.
A review from: Levi
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I love this knife! It is handsome, has great edge retention and comes super sharp! Ire commend it to anyone!
A review from: Carl
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I've owned a lot of knives over the last 30 years. Once I found the Mini Barrage I knew that I found my perfect knife for everyday carry. I love this knife so much that I purchase two more, one for a backup for when I have to ship my knife back for the Ever Sharp service (takes about a week btw) and I carry the backup till it needs to be sharpened. Even bought one that was custom made with Navy printed on the blade w/Blue handle for my daughter who's currently serving in the Navy. She loves it as much as I love the two I own. Can't recommend this knife enough.

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